Our Care Team

Our Care Team

We are a family practice clinic. We see patients of all ages. We really like the entire family to see us so we can understand the family dynamics of our patients. As your primary care physician, we are your main consultant for all your health concerns.

  • We promise to listen to you.
  • We promise to apply the latest proven medical practices to your care.
  • We promise to assist in attaining your desired quality of life.
  • We promise to apply a holistic approach to treating you, taking care of your physical as well as emotional well-being.

  • We promise to provide excellent customer service.
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Dr. Joy Liu, D.O.

Family Practice Physician

Dr. Liu completed her degree of Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology at U.C. Berkeley. With a strong interest in primary care and holistic approach to medicine. Dr. Liu completed her medical degree at Western University with a Doctor of Osteophathic medicine in Pomona, CA. She then completed her residency at Methodist/Mercy Hospitals Family Practice Residency in Sacramento. Dr. Liu is board certified in Family Practice and is a member of the American Association of Family Physicians.

Dr. Liu’s philosophy on medicine is simple: stay healthy, age successfully, and most importantly enjoy life. For Dr. Liu, mental and emotional health is just as important as physical health. When she treats a patient, she combines the best of modern medicine with her sage counseling. Patients confide in her because she takes time to listen to them. If she is behind on schedule, it is because she spent extra time with a patient, not because she double-booked. Patients have used such words as compassionate, caring, thorough, wise, patient, and goes-the-extra-mile to describe Dr. Liu.

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Dr. Jayferson Golepang, M.D.

Internal Medicine Physician

Dr. Jayferson Golepang, or as he likes to be called, Dr. Jay, completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology, with Honors, at the University of the Philippines in 2005.  In 2010, he completed his Doctor of Medicine, also at the University of the Philippines. Dr. Jay completed his medical residency in Internal Medicine at Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland in 2016.

Dr. Jay loves medicine and taking care of patients. He deeply believes in the importance of continuity-of-care in helping patients maintain their optimal health. Dr. Jay enjoys family practice and primary care medicine because it is the best environment to develop a trustworthy, respectful, and long-lasting patient-doctor relationships. Besides a good novel, he also loves reading and studying the latest medical research and treatment options.

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Diane Asmuth, P.A.-C

Physicians Assistant

Diane Asmuth Physicians Assistant completed her degree of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Texas. With a strong interest in Geriatrics. Diane devoted her first year as a post-graduate to volunteering for Galveston County Community Health Clinic, TX and 3 Medical Missions to Mulukuku, Nicaragua. In 2002 she moved to Carmichael to begin working at a Family Practice in Sacramento.

Diane is a board certified Physician Assistant. As a Physician Assistant Diane believes in listening to patients and giving them the best. Diane has been working as a PA for the past 11 years. We are proud to add Diane to Dr. Liu’s Family Practice. Diane is married with 3 lovely children. She loves to ride on the American River Bike Trail Carmichael and enjoys spoiling her pets.

Corrine Cuppy, P.A.-C

Physicians Assistant

I graduated from the NP/PA program at UC Davis in 2000. I have taken care of patients in Primary Care, Pediatrics, Urgent Care, Occupational Medicine, Pain Management, among other specialties. I love being a PA and I would never choose a different career for myself. I especially love caring for babies and children and their families. I have two kids myself, and they are currently 11 and 13 (2019), and we have two cats and two dogs and lots of fish at home. My hobbies include sewing and quilting, crochet, knitting, and making homemade gifts of all kinds.

I joined Healthy Living Primary Care in January 2019, and I am so happy to be a part of this family. I admire and respect how much time and effort is spent on prevention of disease, rather than just treating acute or short-term illnesses. The providers and the staff here are all exceptional individuals and I really appreciate the atmosphere of “we are a team.” Everyone helps each other whenever they need it, and we all believe that the patient care is the most important task we all share.

I have also started in our Weight Loss program and I am anxious to see the new me in a few months. The support from our Nutritionist is priceless, and she is so knowledgeable and kind. She is the best cheerleader one could hope for during their journey to a healthier self. I plan to lose about 40 pounds and I will keep you posted about my progress!

Lara Barhoum DeMaio, P.A.-C

Physicians Assistant

Lara grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and a minor in Communications from Santa Clara University. After working in the non-profit sector for a few years, she decided that she wanted to fulfill her lifelong passion and pursue a career in medicine. After attending a post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at Mills College in Oakland, California, Lara went on to complete her Physician Assistant Program and Master of Science at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey. After working for one year in an urgent care/primary care practice in New Jersey, she and her husband moved to Sacramento to be closer to her family in the Bay Area.

Lara is a board certified Physician Assistant in the state of California. She believes in treating the patient as a whole and her focus in on preventive care. Providing a positive experience where each patient is empowered about their health is the goal of every visit.

Lara loves being outdoors and you can find her out hiking or at the local park with her husband, young son and toy poodle, Harriet. She and her family enjoy trying new restaurants or getting fresh ingredients from the local farmer’s market to try new recipes. Spending time with family friends is an important part of Lara’s life and she believes that you should wake up every morning and do what makes you happy. A happy life is a healthy life!

Loran Killar, PhD, P.A.-C

Physicians Assistant

Loran grew up in Latrobe PA (outside of Pittsburgh), spent most of her adult life in the Philadelphia area, then lived in Michigan for 7 years before she and her husband finally fulfilled their long-time dream of moving to California in 2011. She earned a BS in Biochemistry from Albright College in Reading PA, a PhD in Immunology from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, did a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Yale University, then spent 20 years doing research on autoimmune and inflammatory diseases in the pharmaceutical industry. One day she decided that people would make much more interesting patients than mice, so she attended the Physician Assistant Program at Western Michigan University. After moving to California, she worked at Med7 Urgent Care before joining Dr. Liu’s practice in April 2012.

Loran enjoys running and is an avid reader. She and her husband love all the wonderful outdoor activities California has to offer, particularly hiking and skiing. They have one son who lives in San Diego, and two cats.

Loran is passionate about helping patients achieve and maintain optimum health. As part of that mission, she is very excited to be working with Dr. Liu in developing our Weight Clinic Program.

Noelle Menesini, P.A.-C

Physicians Assistant

Noelle Menesini completed her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science at Sonoma State University. With a strong interest in medicine, she furthered her education at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut where she earned a Masters of Health Science and Physician Assistant Certificate. In her post-graduate year she spent her time working at Rural Health Clinic in Lake County, California before moving to Gold River.

Noelle enjoys adventurous cooking and finding fresh foods at local Farmers Markets. She also loves camping and hiking with her husband as well as indulging in the guilty pleasure of watching professional sports and reading good books.

She loves Family Medicine, as each appointment is an intimate time to learn about others and their life story through their experiences and wisdom.

“Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain

Nisha Nijjar, F.N.P.-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Nisha was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Sacramento State University. Nisha worked as a RN in Med-Surg and Telemetry for 6 years in San Francisco and San Diego. She was looking for more independence in nursing and went back to school and received her degree from the University of San Diego as a Family Nurse Practitioner with a Masters of Science in Nursing. While it was hard to leave beautiful sunny San Diego, Nisha relocated to Sacramento after marriage with her husband.

Nisha is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. As a FNP, Nisha believes the key in providing quality patient care is caring for the patient as a whole. Her passion and enthusiasm for maintaining and improving the health of individuals, their families, and their communities is the driving force behind her education and career choice.

Outside of work, Nisha enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends. She also loves traveling, swimming, reading, and spending time with her precious golden retriever, Dylan. She believes life is short. Be happy, be healthy, and live life to the fullest!

Sabina Sampath, P.A.-C

Physicians Assistant

Sabina completed her Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Mumbai, India in the year 2000. She practiced medicine for a couple of years in India before she moved to Sacramento, CA after her wedlock. In the US, to maintain a balance between work and family, she pursued Physician Assistant program at Stanford School of Medicine and graduated in 2013. Since then she has been working as PA catering to the needs of her patients, local to Sacramento, CA.

 Sabina is passionate about serving the community through her medical career, caring for patient’s health and providing a healthy lifestyle solution for all. She believes that physicians and patients need to work together to pursue care that improves health and minimize the intake of medication as needed. She likes to interact with patients and would like to build a long-term healthy relationship with the patients.

Sabina enjoys baking and trying out new recipes and is always willing to learn new techniques in baking. She likes to make 2 tiered cakes for her friends. She loves to spend time with her family and kids.

Rebecca Somersett, NDTR

Nutritionist/Registered Dietetic Technician

Rebecca, or as most people call her, Becca, has lived in the area for almost 5 years now with her amazing husband. They have two dogs, 4 chickens, and a Leopard Gecko named Frank. She enjoys sharing favorite recipes and modifying them in a new healthy way for her patients. Her passion is to help share the benefits and deliciousness behind healthy cooking without taking away the taste.

Becca received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition through California Polytechnic State University and later received her Registered Dietetic Technician (DTR) certification through the Academy of Food and Nutrition. She enjoys using her education and passion for nutrition to help patients develop a passion for a healthy life. Her hobbies include spending as much time in the sun as possible, working out at her local CrossFit gym, and being a home-body with her hubby. Becca’s favorite food includes Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Truffle salt and sautéed mushrooms. This fabulous dish is a wonderful side to turkey in the fall or Pork tenderloin in the winter.

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